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    I just got an offer from Southampton however the condition they asked for were higher than my predicted grades? I am a bit confused haha
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    I just got an offer from Southampton however the condition they asked for were higher than my predicted grades? I am a bit confused haha
    This does sometimes happen with universities. You could try giving them a call or email to double check they have given you the correct offer.
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    I just got an offer from Southampton however the condition they asked for were higher than my predicted grades? I am a bit confused haha
    That is not unusual. People often apply for courses with entry requirements above their predictions if they are confident/hopeful of achieving good results. If you want to go to Southampton you need to achieve better results than your teachers have predicted. Do you think that is possible for you to do? Presumably you knew when you applied what the typical Southampton offer was for your course.


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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    I just got an offer from Southampton however the condition they asked for were higher than my predicted grades? I am a bit confused haha
    Had you any reason to expect a lower offer than the one you received?
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    Had you any reason to expect a lower offer than the one you received?
    I thought my school fell into the contexual offer like it does for Bristol

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    That is not unusual. People often apply for courses with entry requirements above their predictions if they are confident/hopeful of achieving good results. If you want to go to Southampton you need to achieve better results than your teachers have predicted. Do you think that is possible for you to do? Presumably you knew when you applied what the typical Southampton offer was for your course.


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    I will work hard for the grades but i thought my school fell under the contexual offer, like it does for Bristol

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    I thought my school fell into the contexual offer like it does for Bristol

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    I don't know if Bristol and Southampton use the same criteria, but you can check whether your school is on Southampton's list here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/student...dmissions.page.

    If it is, then contact Southampton and ask why you didn't receive a contextual offer.
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    I don't know if Bristol and Southampton use the same criteria, but you can check whether your school is on Southampton's list here: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/student...dmissions.page.

    If it is, then contact Southampton and ask why you didn't receive a contextual offer.
    That is really annoying. My school is in the middle quartile and hence doesnt fall into the contexual offer. Whereas my schools name does fall under Bristols contexual list.

    I know my school is under achieving especially considering i had to self teach one of my own subjects.

    Oh well, Bristol was my no1 choice. I just hope i get an offer from them

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    That is really annoying. My school is in the middle quartile and hence doesnt fall into the contexual offer. Whereas my schools name does fall under Bristols contexual list.

    I know my school is under achieving especially considering i had to self teach one of my own subjects.

    Oh well, Bristol was my no1 choice. I just hope i get an offer from them

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    Annoying but avoidable given that the data was readily available.
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    Annoying but avoidable given that the data was readily available.
    But its not really fair or makes sense if an under achieving school is flagged for one University but not another. I am still lucky i got that offer. Its 1 in every 8 applicants. Just need to work extra hard now to get that 90 in c3 and c4 lol

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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    But its not really fair or makes sense if an under achieving school is flagged for one University but not another. I am still lucky i got that offer. Its 1 in every 8 applicants. Just need to work extra hard now to get that 90 in c3 and c4 lol

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    Perhaps other schools benefit for Southampton but not Bristol. In any case, it's not a matter of being 'fair' in the sense of universal - universities have their own admissions policies and it's up to applicants to work out what is best for them individually.

    Yep, good luck!
 
 
 
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